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\\ICIN .SDAY. FEIiIUAlIY 5 I, 19.1.
ENGLAND, 1381, AND BRITAIN, 1920.
11 is.1tory is \verb-y i slli 'il ', mltl cI'C tlinlly w+lhell explainetl
liruthi fully thei re is gt.ll fitg' ni r it' f i.'tu livi'. t lit 'i'luii say
lhal't lli)t ll'y is to ( ]lllllilll hr('e \\ hill (' lt l tl'rit'el' is Ito the
Thl e \\tr'lkill' \eis is ' I':11:Iland halii ii i',nl irluall le h sto.ll y.
on)Ie t of Iil.lressio ., revoi f t ll fi htI l iili'. ie tht iisify e[ti iii
II'sruet s. bul one hl t t 'll e 'iilihi - Ii ld the ih lfl'llS llatll
niit't ie avoid 'd uo giull jile ,goal of i'ln. strial 'reet'o it'. Let
bis t ut t to if. ioul liet'u-h of livuiig l'it I hountry. ' lwril.
wlhicll w ill ever l 't' nu ii til'e rl- ii n it'It ifiu ti S ,of ll exillloitl ers.
iand inspiringf. though ii iiclit f'ltif. 11iu the iii sk I.
l i 3 thi e 1 girlt itll -t l l ei l i (' 1-Irtck1 l .i gl yu u . Starlittng i ll
lice livO intllp rlator t seapoll rt, 1' l;ric il ull luul ' jUn ll n olll'to , ilt
olllet'. Terrible w\ere ils r v1v1nge( o it ilf,. l' ' it ille l'I' t east nle
third of the totall ltotll lation.
AS utitlntg . i, t .lugh t heir l . ovet'rl Ilacl eo y ititi.n . l .he itworke
In 'tl t lesatls suffered t .le patti: oti e(uelt ly'i pa t e lo a or sg lllyrat
wa deolt ted, . ith tl.e t ll tat e e t h1 e I ll- the first ani l t lyh lime iw l
the hisltory of capital mill labor. the ,Ineintl l'or labor was
greater than the st lll,.
Na ltltwIdy. lhe w\ages slarted lo rise. itml in slite (I' tf he la\\'
iold threatened lltl1ishln'eil, to all who should give or ltake
hiighe["r wages. thely ,nutionedl hI rise. 1I some cases lhey rose
(i0 per cent. 1l 11l the cost of living c'lniged hilt very little.
The worker's eniyt'ed bltler eolullions. lied mllt'lh happier.
'Ind Ia relit their lliu, ('tceater. ralher than have thetm ill'.
atil ,herely" inzreased the Inlumber ,1' l enisan1t farmers, brt
thev sold to the I a(, an.lts r oniti lian 'roun exaetlio. s.
In f'lul. G ii hl., s ill his "' lI. i Is 'ial llistolry of, E' gl.l.o.l.' sia s:
Serfage or villeinage gradually becatee practically extinct after
the plague, though the land owners, backed by the lawyers, inter
posed many- obstacles in the path of emancipation, and a great
revolt was necessary- to enable the villeins to show their power.
ctf l'm' Ilse II)l'i ill I r ! i 1' 11 1e 4 rtIt il l' e sil.
I Wl ull, ri,. ll. g l i ;rs. nt they m ere Called. lllten Iltl.r i'.~ll' i
thse ('tt ntryi clad in Ilse emu;Irsed kind of ,amen s, mal -ufft r \'
Iu 't ' ll hardshi ,1 I Itreachinl t illlltlh 'l'. ( l ei an i tll' lh , The '
\Viiklil'. \\wit lauitphll that "as it was lawful to withdraw tithes
from priests who lived in sin, so servants and tenants may a
withdraw their services and rents from their lords who live I'
openly a cursed life." li it 11'one a411 ng l ll. I e.ti r '\ t'l ll '' ln ')re I -ll- k
illpti Wi the eUnrpif u tll andlu l ligilltIn p riesft t' he aIII . JtthIl it
Ito 4 l'\ l i the .il· l inti l I l the I ll till' tl i . " .p111 l ; ill nlil t1 ti ls'ii '. li'
11y oodI friendt's, thiings cannot go on well in E1ngland, nor ever' '
will, until evelrythinig shall b in c4eon4m4 (n; when thcere shill neither
be assadlnor lord, and all distinctions le veled; when the 1ords41
shail1l 14'be no r4ille m sters l4 hai oilurselves. How ill hav'e tlheyi '
usedl1 II; nd flor wha1 t reIs' O (in4 t( they thuls 11 hold its ill ebonlll4age?3
.Ihe we ' not all deseded fro11 the sa''1 parents, A idall and Eve?
and what canI they shoe, or w'hat easonts give, why they should
be more the (tasters than ourselves, except, perimps, in manking
1is lbor and w1.orki, for tIlhemll to splltl'd? Thy are' c.lothed ill
veIlvets and rich stull'4s, tr'nam eteld with e'rmine and other furs,
while \e are forced to4 wear poor cloth (1. 'The4y have wines, spi'es
and tine bread, when we have only rye a.l the refuse of the straw;
anid, if we drink, it ullst be water. They ha\e and1solme seats
alnd nuners, whn' w1 e in ust brave the wind and111( I raiiln in our laborsll 1'1'
in the field; but it is from our labor that ihey have the wherewith
to support their pomp. We :ire (tcalled slaves; and if we do not
perf'ormt our service., we are beaten. and we halwe not anIy sov
c(reigll 114 41h(),111 4\'' ('lll llo whom 1e cancomplain, 'or who wishe ills to hear ls and
do, I-4 .justice' . Le1 t is u (go to the king, whoi. is young()4, all(nd re1nt')ll
strati with hint on our serviuhde, 'telling hin we ltust have it
othllerwise, or that we sh l lilld a rellmedy for it o1urselves. If we
wait on hint in a ibody, all those who it( e under 'lthe 4plehll'tion of
slaves or are hehl ill boIllage will follow uI itl the h'opes of being
free. When the king shall see ius, we shall obtain a favorable
answer, or 1hen we m1st e'14'k ourselveli s ' ito ll4mend oursell''1 ve s.
This eilk Was tlhe 4lnerl Il , en .' 1of he leai'( li .414 1li4 l llspokes
lien ot ' tli e risii4ng 114! 4rk44t . a ll it w' i i1.1'1l.'11 1 t. aI( l l el c eii.,llll' .
I ltwas trilt'. .lis l rl i u ni erll il , ' . f 11ur1 kert l'll '. Ii4sl 1\w s ll
llThel (gi liiO t e lill liir4h that I lli brt hll sl i iltel' ring lire . Tl i'h
lanid n 'e\\l's. Ihrf llhi rtuel l'iial trittkerti . strove to tlr'i e
]I\c'k the 'free .luael It -liiiit ,ge i. t hen (, Ih e w u it havei Itl
agailn gie labor due . i al pll im\\- l l t ll ft',r1 11 tl iiiasers. arll -
vest their grl in, 1 l1 y to thr e itrt'ii. It 4ti il a liI ninill iI. h iiar
\ost the hay and Stack il.
Tshe Swork.ers resented' , Su folk, Catlhe gl r Sl'l b fl p Ille uts il 'eoII
broke ont. It was the year 1 :;,1.
Led by W\iat Tyler, John liall n1 Join -tra. thollusanlsi
ilarchediid Il ,siido. Tll ove u hiei was red out of t.heir
very wits. They dared niio'tlie Varil ie Iates thle ity a theii
their tongs a ached fo fteeda the exploiters lolltl elt il through
other meihs aind liays.
Sixth thoIsand or' morle troolil into Lld,,i,. rrii K14ent.I
Essex, Sussex, Bedfl.ord, Suffolk, Camb"ge. ilTtFo)rd. Lincol,.
Heading. Laieashlire and all over the eointry.
They lodged themselves ilt the various laltls of the city, aild
their .resence frightened the exploiters until they kept indoors
I .hitl, si t}.@i l 11e )tigii,:. rife|ý lubmld_ it ..
Then these (jiiil)0 Tl oroters v eltl a fi, NMI. Alli.lt h
Union Stock Holders in the
Butte Daily Bulletin
UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA-Locals: Sand Coulee
Stocket, Roundup, Lehigh, Klein.
FEDERAL LABOR UNION-Livingston.
MACHINISTS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte, Living.ton.
MACHINISTS' HELPERS' UNION-Great Falls, Butte.
CEREAL WORKERS--Great Falls.
ELECTRICIANS' UNION-Livingston, Butte.
BAKERS' UNION-Great Falls.
SHOE WORKERS-Great Falls.
PLASTERERS' UNION-Great Fails.
RAILWAY CAR REIPAIRERS-Livingston.
BRIEWERY WORKERS' UNION-Butte.
HOD CARRIERS' UNION-Livingston and Butte.
STREET CAR MEN'S UNION-Butte.
IMETAL MINE WORKERS' UNION (Independent)-Butte.
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION-Butte.
STEREOTYPEIRS AND ELECTROTYPERS' UNION--.tte.
BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL IRON WORIERS--BUTTE.
BROTHERHOOD 11OILEIRMAKERSi AND IHELPERS-Butte
STEAM AND) OPERATING ENGINEERS-Great Falls.
I U7TCH ERS--Great Falls.
AND THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS IN BUTTE AND MONTANA
they w\ailed ,ll Hic larl tile 11., theft lord, king, atnl divine ruler
oi' .glautli. lie aul)i)rtanehed [them with a smile so write the
Iti lt'ials). maull rodle in ua ini.g tlh-lt crying: "LMy good peo
ple, I am your king and lord. What is it you want, and what
do you wish to say to me? T hose who heard hint answered:
"We wish thou wouldst make us free forever; us, our heirs,
and our lands, and that we should no longer be called slaves,
nor held in bondage." At whicht the king replied: "I grant
you your wish; now, therefore, return to your homes and the
places from whence you came, leaving behind two or three
men from each village, to whom I will order letters to be given
sealed with my seal, which they shall carry back, with every
demand you have made fully granted; and, in order that you
may be more satisfied, I will direct that my banners shall be
sent to every stewartship, castlewick and corporation."
.\AiI thle \\irlikers in their simpnile hotiesty believed this royal
,l(,eeive'h. 'r that Vwas lthat li he really was. subsetqltlelnt events!
giving Ir of. It al)'eaars tliat tliottllgl llany thousanIlds, at this
flie hil ,o piltieal trilckery, left flr their homes. Thitrty thout
. ini. or lltlre retli iltied il Lonlld i. still untl er thle leadershlip
I.o Tyl'er ltill tintul Shiaw. whll( evidently stusie)ecte( somiething
(ltiillkeul. Thie w.l.irkers really hail h thii gs iln iheir own hanids
hail they l ee'( tt ettsci(, t s oI', their real lpositionl aid iItbuted with
class ki.aii'illgi,. Titis the king admitlted, a ltert tle fatal dlay
whlich we will lnw llss it'.
statinig thal t 'tt' lttlllei \w'iltted their letters before' they lef't.'"
lTo this the kIing tegati l satuer1 out' that 'lie hall h a tdy ill
sltrl(lell his sereltaries to write them. W at T'yler .wa, talonue
withi Ie' kinig tiltd hit crowd of xi (t, -tlhroats, l ior, he thadl prel'
'vioist ly 1,1I I l'the wtrl'kers IIto renilt ill I iehiut h( ll(t. tiat to ltlerfere
anttil Ilhe' siiilitl eei orcie rd Ifroti him. They never g'ot this
v iii'o. i' i tt' .i royal g'routll tof t'ttrtIerers fell (lol aid killed him,
1 \hich the w-t'kerits werle tut to ch('lartI'ge. when again the le
lying kin, l ive teet l he by riling Ill)p. crying at the toy) of his
voice. ;I enitl(ttilllin. \wVilt i I ll. Vot about. 111 [ ' , 11ishall1 hav'e Ino
,lther cualtlill btul us,'. 1 anl your king; reln1itnl p eilceable.'"
Again the simplle wttrkers were fooled and tilllalille inactive
,luring suillicienit lihe I'm-r llit, king to gather loyal aund well
oita tl lItugtl iit litlertit' ait l s\weet) diown i t iet wo('rkers. take
I'ri tt thei tllIhe writile rti yal Ilr ttm ises iallud le told by this sante
kingl, lure\.ri'ator Thal "Villeins yoi were. tiuf villeins yoi
me.. I1l ,itnin.g ywout hlall as i.fs, ud ltal T tnot your old bond
1i1( ' .llvv u ii. !e(t i, Il' ('iv,.'I, iatm t nll i .l t in 1leaders. VINvlliiret tlill,
he' gIood or ii . I, l' those \wiii cOan be led one way' canll e led
un thet , it ia i leieI i' i le is the army th l the killiing of him
mitns yi' .ll on deatllh. Iti not believe tlhe exsl toitrs, eir.wtnedi
j' ull 'rn Oniv ed. j t thI ey l have lied (lo\\'l thlr'ouih l history a tl
they 'row\w 1-ealer in tlheir de;ei't with ever} ('aI . Best ill yout
,i\vl lwet an i Iii ut ith'4 it aw y. \\when Vout have it. for
linO iio itu ses.
Tlthis the oIrkers of lBrilain have no\ faenrted, and there are
i lenrer nmi ls Ont the 'lass s.lruggle in the 1urld nltday.
'hley are ,.a nized,. equipped with the knowle lI.,e of their class
nall its hitoi y. 'hey iikniw \ts hal they wautll. t1l IAoyd ictorge
InoIIt deceiv ( e It hemll.
W e wait. (..ali(enll iil the nwexard 1matr1xht if the workers of
Ihose little it~les, ki .ois g Hll il t e ie txithe i , kit º oi ha eitlh
e m tt will I.e able to l.nd tllh o em a le int i o.
rlaIIl ,,e eral Iral stes . alition strike in llllri, was probably
ulIled off jii .set lo make the delegates Iti lh1, 1'e e ct ren e
arelt it ulteowt.
it al lineg (eiI'-ie diayt.i.is .
Do Your Duty!
aini we want to talk to Iyou aoutt th;atl little job you
I.;.,. perhaps, left umndne.
HAVE YOU IlI,(ISTERIEI",I)?
It ntih hatpcien that when a he time r ,,ines for votingh
that volu will have cause to regret your negligence of this
11' it happens that you are a worker. )os now have the
tinie ito qualify as a voter in the next eily ele ction.
lemembler that if you fail to register yiou are disfran
(.hised j*st as chattel slaves were without the right to vote
belire the civil war.
Millions of men have FOUGHT and DI)EiD 'or the RIGHT
S You can vote by stnply *ing down to the court house
TODAY and registering.
AT lili 'J, rN
If you want to
know anything, ask
the Mucker. If you
Sdon't know any
thing, ask the
Mucker. If you
know anything you
know the Mocker
don't know, tell it
to the public
through the Muck
"Mickey, can you figgeir?
"Yu can. Well, here's one: It
costs the city over $12,000 per month
to dishpose.of the garbage and ashes
in the greatest mining city on earth.
Along comes two ducks who call
themselves laundry men and offer
to do the work for $4,100 per month,
and the city fathers give them the
job. That enough, Mickey? I got the
answer. That's figgerin' by figger
heads to rotten egg the public, More
of that same stuff, camouflage, used
by Wallingford Kelly. They get the
job to start work some time, but
not until the figgerheads can use the
figgers to fool the public. The mayor
tried this same stuff at Helena last
week, when his municiple bill to get
more ravenoon got shot to pieces,
because the mayor said he saved
$65,000 on garbage in Butte.
"A member of the legislature used
the figures and the public was saved.
But did the mayor save the city the
$65,000? He did in figgers, but not
a dime in money. It's the same with
the job to be given to Falkner &
Shay, the laundrymen, to dishpose
of the garbage and ashes. The ad
ministrashun uses the figgers and
hand them to the public before elec
tion. The would-be contractors never
start the work. The public saves
$100,000 a year in figgers only, and
still us poor suckers will pay in
creased taxes to keep the figgerheads
figgerin'. It's a great game."
"But say, Tim, when do the con
"Never, you chump, unless the
contract is 'fixed.' "
"What do you mean by 'fixed'?"
"Well, Mickey, it's this way: They
make a mulligan contract, all mixed
up, you understand, like Kelly had.
in which the city holds the sack and
does the work and Kelly grabs the
mazoo. Not making you a short an
syer, but it, means this: Y---M-C--A
--You Must Come Across."
Dear ilucker: What do you know
about. the terrible amount of illiter
acy that has • been discovered
throughout the United States since
the "war" began?
I always did have an idea there
were several hundred thousand
American citizens under six years
of age who were unable to read or
write, but I understand there were
close to 700.000 grown men of draft
age who were illiterate, and who
knows how many women and older
men there are in like circustances?
H-ow could the far-seeing, mentally
superior moneyed classes of the
country allow such a dangerous con
dition to exist?
What's the danger about that, did
Well, they tell me nearly 90 per
cent of the Russian people are poor,
ignorant and illiterate, and didn't
they abolish the so-called "Booshwa"
classes and the autocracy in Russia,
all in a jiffy, and didn't they estab
WVell, then, to work things out to
a logical conclusion: If a larger
per cent of the Russians had been
"eddicated" and could have read the
Russian duplicate of the Butte
"Whiner" and the other "safe and
sane (?) journals," and instead of
getting restless and hungry for
bread, they had been able to read
Chamberlain's thrilling stories of
love and suggestive daring in the
"cuss not all of 'em" magazine, or
Oftendine's wonderful tales of diplo
matic intergue in the "Burst" or
"Areslushy's" hair-breadth adven
ture stories, there is no doubt in my
mind but what the Russians would
still be governed by the czar.
The Russians were not "eddicat
ed" enough to know that man lives
not by bread alone.
Since I have learned of so muck
illiteracy in this country I am dis
turbed, I used to pooh, pooh at the
thoughts of a revolution, but now I
don't know what to think,
Then there is prohibition; What
effect will that have on the future?
All the socialists, anarchists,. I..W.
W.'s were nothing but drunken
bums, irresponsible and shiftless,
ignorant and hopeless failures and
now that booze has been legislated
out of the country, one would im
agine such people would disappear.
Alas, and alack! I was .conversing
with a man who is interestecdin the
lumbering business: he had" just" re
turned from Seattle. He filled me
with-no not booze; that is illegal-
apprehension. He said the cussed
lumber jacks saved their money now,
and instead of blowing it in on a
grand old spree and going back to
work within a week or 10 days like
they used to do, they rent a cabin
and buy a grubstake and read! read!
read! that damned literature. What?
Oh, that I. W. W., bolsheviki
dope. ! * !
Say, Mlucker, what became of my
logical conclusions? Help! Help!
What I want to know is this: Does
illiteracy or "eddication" prevent or
tion papers to all intents and pur
poses when he sent forth the edict
prohibiting the sale of intoaicyttign
liquor in Russia. Do you-thing the
WITH THE EDITORS
SHAW EIXPOSES WAR FICTIONS. it
The common soldier, the tax payer
and the common elector are never v
trusted with. the truth about the un- ii
derlying causes of war. So says t4
George Bernard Shaw. "It is deemed a
necessary to present the war to him o
as a crude melodrama in which his
country is the hero and the enemy n
the, villain. The present war is no '
exception to the rule.
"England must hold the balance
of power. Whether her government
is composed of Quakers or Theodore
Roosevelts, she will no more suffer
a formidable rival to take Antwerp I
than to hold Portsmouth." If the t
United States builds a thousand new
battleships, 'England will build 2,600
new ones. "If France rises on the
ruins of the Prussian monarchy
toward a European hegemony, ENG
LAND WILL COMBINE WITH GER
MANIY to make the hegemony impos
sible in the matter of foreign al
liances. She will 1lo1w Belgium just
as much freedom of choice as she
allows Ireland-and no more."
Shaw says that Germany was
building a fleet that was a violation
of England's rule and that the gen
erous indignation which was inspir
ing the soldiers to fight Germany to
the bitter end was founded on pa
triotic fraud. England began to pre
pare to defeat Germany in 1905 and
at the outbreak of the war was the
best prepared nation in the world.
"It was simply a direct struggle
between two rival powers, eight years
of which was occupied in masneuver
ing for position and only fdpr in
actual fighting and was masked by
such bewildering camouiflage of cross
dreams of martial glory and Chris
tian pacifist compunction, that not
until the armistice was signed was it
possible even to approach the truth
in a public utterance of any kind,
spoken or written."
It is difficult for us to see the
difference of this statement and that
of "The Majority Report" of the so
cialist party that was made at St.
Louis at the beginning of the United
States entrance into the war. If.
what Shaw says is true and it must.
be, or else England would jail him;
we do not see why over a thousand
socialists should be languishing in
American jails for making the same
statements about the causes and the
aims of those who want wars.--The
World, Oakland, Cal.
PROFITEERS NOT PULNISED.
At the opening of the war, the
president was in favor of the policy ,
of pay-as-you-g6. That is, the war
was to be paid for by way of taxes
as far as possible, instead of saddling t
a big debt upon the country.
This policy was speedily aban- I
doned. We now have the big debt
and more a-coming.
In the meantime, the profiteers r
have made millions and millions and I
millions 'of dollars. out of the war. t
The colossal fortunes which they a
made out of the nation's tragedy i
represent the wealth that would have I
been taken in taxes--i order to
carry out the erstwhile policy of I
paying as we went and coming
through without a big debt.
It was not done.
Furthermore, we have not heard '
of spies and district attorneys camp
ing on the trail of the profiteers who I
made millions out of the country's
crisis. We have not heard of their
being placed on trial and sent to the
On the contrary, these ghouls are
highly respected, The prostitute
press looks upon them as our most
It seems that it is not a crime for
the capitalists to deliberateluy make
use of the tragedy of the nation in
order to feather their nests.
But it is considered a crime for a
socialist to work for social justice,
and, while doing so, to incidentally
express his honest opinions about pub
lic questions. - Milwaukee Leader.
The Union Record editorial writ
ers recognize the handicaps that con
front those who would interpret the
Human vision, at the best, is con
tradicted-limited facilities, insuf
ficient light and a thousand and one
other factors contribute to twisted
Because we know these things we
approach a discussion of other writ
ers effusions with charity-with no
intention to wound or harrass. Hbw
ever charitable one may be, it some
times happens that it is necessary to
challenge the good faith of writers
when they indulge in such palpable
contradictions as are embodied in
the following' paragraph taken from
an editorial recently appearing in'
the columns of the Seattle Times.
"IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE
SOUL OF THE WORLD IF CIVIL
IZATION COULD OBTAIN AN AC
CURATE DESCRIPTION OF CONDI
TIONS OBTAINING AT THIS TIME
IN RUSSIA-the savage tyranny 'of
the bolsheviki, their oppression of
the masses, their repressiot of lib
eral tendencies, their utaladministra
tion. resulting in the starvation of
va.~ hIihbers' of nen, women aind
The front part of the paragraph
is an admission that no accurate in
formation is available on which the
predicate a conclusion. The last half
of the jariagraph then proceeds with
an indictment of the bolsheviki.
A regular "Fickert" method of
1 proving a case. Having first deter
mined who is to be convicted and
what the charge is to be, they calmly
proceed-to make the facts fit the con
clusion already arrived at.
Is it any wonder that the average
man-one not entirely gullible-has
come to look with distrust on the
"canned" opinions that so often ap
pear in editorial columns of the cap.
following in his footsteps? I'll bet,
a you say: yes.
r ANOTHER MUCKER.
P. S. Say; IMcker, you don't need
+ qvesti91l~° q you
h , Aorkkimg-lfi "h Ia box,
- too much of a mental effort after a
t shift or two -Ii such , -dAC ltight
r cause aervoui breakdown. afi.ttat is
Sashbusineis man's disease and dactors
italist press? The wonder is that
anyone believes' the stuff.
What better argument can be ad-.
vanced for the NECESSITY of build
ing up a great newspaper dedicated
to telling the. truth and attempting
an honest editorial interpretation
of the world's news?
Truth or untruth, information or
misinformation-which do you want?
The answer lies with you.-Seattle
A BIT" OF CAMOUFLAGE.
The Employers' association is hav
ing a field day at the legislature
As usual, their machinations are
cloaked with the mantle of patriotic
This time, with Dr. Suzzalo of the
university, waving the flag, the leg
islature passes a so-called "soldiers'
and sailors' relief" measure.
This bill does not provide any
specific method of administering re
lief to soldiers and sailors. Under its
provisions it is possible to estab
A STATE CONSTABULARY;
A SECRET SERVICE BUREAU;
Or, as Dr. Suzzallo stated in the
debate that prdeded its passage in
the house, it might be used to force
a settlement of industrial disputes.
Never in the history of this state
has a bill been introduced in the leg
islature containing so many possi
bilities of viciousness as does this
That the sponsors of the bill know
this and know, too, that it would not
stand for extended discussion or
1 careful scrutiny is evidenced by the
frantic haste with which it was
1 forced through the house. Most of
t the members who voted on it had
t not even had an opportunity to read
We have an abiding faith in the
good sense and common honesty of
t the citizens of the state and KNOW
that ultimately those who are now
. so diligently serving their masters
i will be stripped of their "pay-triotic"
camouflage and will be compelled to
t stand naked in their shame before
, the citizenship of the state convicted
I of being either rouges or stupid
There is an orderly political meth
od to throw into the discard the
e men and measures that are now be
ing fastened on a trusting electorate.
That course will be patiently fol
lowed until the hypocritical friends
of the "common people" are boosted
a into that political oblivion from
y which no one returns.
It means patient and laborious
s work to ditch this gentry. However,
g the work must be done if this state
is to be a fit place for free men to
Let the passage of this hypocritical
piece of legislation, which makes of
returned soldiers and sailors charity
wards of a political commission at
the commission's discretion, be the
signal for renewed organization and
increased activity along political
lines by those who really believe if
a. "government of, for and by the
Returned sailors and soldiers
should not be dependent upon the
whim or caprice of a commission for
what assistance they might receive
at the hands of the state. The re
turning service men have assistance
coming to them as a RIGHT--not-as
CHARITY.-Seattle Union Record.
LIBERTY BOND QUOTATIONS.
During the war the Leader, in
helping the government to sell Lib
erty bonds, published United States
government statements declaring
that Liberty bonds were as "good as
gold," that the credit of "one of the
greatest nations in the world" was
back of them and that nobody would
loseanything in taking their savings
out of the bank and loaning them to
Yet toddy thousands - pdrhaps
hundreds of thousands-of poor peo
ple, compelled to sell the Liberty
bonds which they bought through
patriotism, are losing from $4 to $6
on every bond. To them, at least,
the bonds have not been "as good
as gold," and the credit of "one of
the greatest nations in the world"
has not prevented them from being
forced to accept losses that they can
ill stand. Liberty bonds have been
quoted as low as $92 in the market.
The Leader has not the slightest
doubt but that any big financier, or
even a humble bank clerk can, and
will on invitation; give a lengthy and
intricate explanation of the reason
why the government's perfectly good
securities are discounted from 4 to
6 per cent on the boards of trade,
chambers of commerce and stock ex
changes, which fix the prices of se
curities for the whole country. But
when they are through with their
explanations, the fact remains that
bonds,, which the government sold
its citizens under assurance they
were "good as gold," are not as good,
as gold at the present time. It would
be a sign of weakness and ineffici
ency in our financial system for any
kind of government securities to be
diacounted so heavily, but when it
is bonds patriotically purchased by
hundreds of thousands of people who
could ill afford i,t, and who bought
them under promise that they Would
lose no money, it becomes something
more than weakness and ineficiency.
It is downright double dealing.
Investors should hold their Lib
erty bonds till-the market.recovers
if it ever does-or till maturity, and
then get out of them what they put
in. But this is no answer to the
thousands of poor people who must
sell the bonds at once on account of
financial embarrassment and who
shotild not be compelled to accept
losses which the wealthy, who can
hold their bonds, do not have to suf
fer. There is also the fact that the
overly rich can buy up the bonds at
a heavy discount and make profits
at the. expense of the overly poor,
Another indication of the truth of
the old proverb, "To him who
It may be "pro-German" or "bol
" shevism" to mention this matter of
I iberty loan quotations, bt'. we'll
take- a chance on it.-No na tisan
" "Discontent," says a P dis
- ispatch, "Is sweePlpg 'westwa the